posted on Mar, 21 2018 @ 08:56 PM
a reply to: purplemer
And here's another way to look at it: Why are some foreign heads of state held responsible for every infraction or injustice that happens in their
When an American police officer is caught abusing suspects or unlawfully killing a suspect, the US President isn't at fault for that. The individual
officers involved are held responsible (and often, the taxpayers in their districts have to pay to cover the lawsuits). And even after the Abu Ghraib
scandal revealed systematic torture programs, the only people to suffer any consequences for it were some of the individuals at the facility who
actually committed the acts.
In other words, the people we usually hold responsible in our countries are the people who directly commit the act. That's why our Presidents aren't
held responsible for the enormous death tolls of our constant wars.
In 2017, this report says that 987 Americans were shot & killed by American law enforcement officers
). If this were Syria instead of the US, people would be using
this as proof that Assad's killed 1,000 of his own people, was a horrible dictator that needed to be removed, etc. Yet we never hold our own leaders
to those same standards.